Latest Comments by minkiu
Deimos Games shutting, making Helium Rain and Astral Shipwright free to play
28 August 2023 at 7:37 pm UTC

Bought Astral shipwright, but havent played much since it chokes the Steam Deck and everytime I try to go settongs it crashes, I knew abot Helium being open source, but not Astral, might give it a go at making it work on the deck.

KDE Plasma 5.26 is out now
11 October 2022 at 2:48 pm UTC Likes: 5

With the Big Screen feature, the Deck could easily replace any Android TV set box... now if only Netflix et al. could be bothered to package their apps for linux... :D

Team Fortress 2 gets a surprise update fixing many problems
23 June 2022 at 11:03 am UTC

I really think Valve should contract Mastercoms (https://github.com/mastercomfig) and let them improve the game; they were working on the leaked version of TF2, so I think they are probably quite familiar with the codebase... and it would be a dedicated (both in focus and spirit) to improve this beloved game :D

Unreal Engine 5 has officially launched, lots of Linux and Vulkan improvements
5 April 2022 at 5:58 pm UTC Likes: 3

Quoting: Serious_TableSo, how about that pre-compiled binary for Unreal Engine 5 on Linux, Epic? No? Anything?

I'm glad they're continuing to support releasing UE5 games on Linux via exports, but the fact that a UE5 Linux editor is still an after-thought is extremely frustrating.

What really grinds my gears is that their EULA doesn't allow to redistribute the binary, so everyone has to build their own (bless the ue4docker project) editor every update, instead of maybe having it in an unofficial repo.

I wish they exposed their CI/CD so we can just download the artifact, cause they do have CI/CD on it, right? Right?

Quoting: PublicNuisanceNice to see Linux improvements but the one improvement I wanted was it released as FOSS which I knew wouldn't happen.

I know it's not fully Foss but you can see the code on github, in case you didn't know.

Gabe hand-delivers signed Steam Decks, sounds like a Steam Deck 2 is planned
3 March 2022 at 10:58 pm UTC

Quoting: MasterSleort
Quoting: minkiuA V2 with Thunderbolt 4+ (this one could have had it if Intel didn't have the TB4 exclusivity, albeit a bit more expensive) must happen, a decent handheld laptop with eGPUs support, it's a no-brainer.

Not true. For about a year it has been possible to buy AMD motherboards with Thunderbolt 4 support. At some point last year I was about to get an ASUS ProArt B550 CREATOR, which has two Thunderbolt 4 ports built in.

I stand corrected, although I was refering mostly to laptops, at least non of the linux friendly laptop sellers have tb4 with AMD. Odd they didn't include it then...

Gabe hand-delivers signed Steam Decks, sounds like a Steam Deck 2 is planned
28 February 2022 at 1:49 pm UTC

QuoteWhen asked about new Steam Deck models in future, Newell said "absolutely". Valve plans to ride the wave of new hardware, like newer and better AMD chips.

A V2 with Thunderbolt 4+ (this one could have had it if Intel didn't have the TB4 exclusivity, albeit a bit more expensive) must happen, a decent handheld laptop with eGPUs support, it's a no-brainer.

The Steam Deck has released, here's my initial review
25 February 2022 at 9:01 pm UTC Likes: 3

QuoteI’m much closer to your average consumer, so this is just my honest lowbrow experience and initial thoughts.

And that's what I love about this site.

Thanks for the review, now we just wait.

Beyond excited 😀

Splitgate - Beta Season 1 is out now with a Map Creator
31 January 2022 at 11:35 am UTC Likes: 1

I like the game, and I enjoy it playing with my friends, although it has an overall aura of "something is off" in my opinion, and I got two bugs so far (haven't reported them yet...):
* No in-game voice chat (so can't hear or talk to randos)
* Sometimes the mouse seems to shift and to click menu I've to "aim" slight off (higher from what I actually want to click)

But even with that it's a pretty decent fast-paced shooter, jump in do some frags and quit, which sometimes is all you want (or can) do :D

Easy Anti-Cheat gets much simpler for Proton and Steam Deck
22 January 2022 at 5:33 pm UTC

Quoting: Arten
Quoting: elgatilMmm, I was wondering.. Step 2 is just placing a certain file in a certain dir so, couldn't proton take care of that? (And actually you could control which dir is it by changing the environment variable LD_LIBRARY_PATH) It would remove step 2 and 3 which are the most annoying I think.

Version of anticheat with game is compiled probably need match version of library. Don't know if there is way how proton can get version... and if some game stop updating anticheat, you need multiple libraries...

I have zero idea of the underlying infra of anti cheats, but I'd assume that while adding the "LD_LIBRARY_PATH" trick would indeed work, unless it's enabled on the back end (i.e: allow linux library to queries to even be considered) it would still return as "false"